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Microsoft’s new Surface USB-C Dongle will cost $79.99

28 June 2018

To help alleviate the backlash, Microsoft promised it would release a dongle that would add the port to the device before the year was out, but it wasn't until March of this year that the company shared anything else about the device when it promised it would be out in 2018.

San Francisco: Microsoft is reportedly releasing Type C USB dongle that would slot in the "Surface Connector" charging port on existing devices, allowing users to connect or charge from a USB-C charger.

Did I mention it costs $80? Well, the moment has finally arrived, as The Verge reports that a Microsoft Surface Connect to USB-C adapter is finally coming to commercial customers on June 29th, with a price tag of $79.99.

You would think that Microsoft would have future-proofed most of its devices with built-in USB-C ports, but you'd be wrong - the company has generally (the Surface Book 2 being the exception) stuck with its proprietary magnetic Surface Connect port so far.

When the Surface Pro was refreshed previous year we were surprised and disappointed to see that it joined the Surface Laptop in having neither USB Type-C nor Thunderbolt 3.

Microsoft didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

"When Type-C is ready for our customers, to make it easy for them, we'll be there", Panos Panay said past year. If you love Type-C, it means you love dongles.

"Add our Surface Connect to USB-C Adapter to the newest Surface Pro to attach to USB-C docking solutions with expanded connectivity to external displays, power, and more", Microsoft explains in Surface Pro product page.

Microsoft’s new Surface USB-C Dongle will cost $79.99